Photo Courtesy Essence Magazine
Photo Courtesy Essence Magazine

This time last year state governments began enforcing lockdowns, mask mandates and school closures due to the global pandemic. Back then, many of us would not have predicted that the nation would still be in the same predicament one year later. As a result of this prolonged crisis, people have been suffering from COVID-19 fatigue and mental illness. They want nothing more than to return to some sort of normalcy, even though life probably won’t change dramatically for a long time. 

ESSENCE spoke with social justice advocate and strategist Angela Rye and noted herbalist Queen Afua, author of “Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit,” about some of the best ways to improve mental health in the Black community during the pandemic.

Read the full story at Essence | News.


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